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Small-scale mutation

Definition noun, plural: small-scale mutations (genetics) A type of mutation characterized by a change of one or few... Read More

Mutation

Mutation is a permanent, heritable change in the nucleotide sequence or the process by which such a change occurs in a gene... Read More

Point mutation

Definition noun, plural: point mutations (genetics) A small-scale mutation characterized by a change of only one nucleotide... Read More

Substitution mutation

Definition noun, plural: substitution mutations (genetics) A small-scale mutation characterized by a substitution of one or... Read More

Large-scale mutation

Definition noun, plural: large-scale mutations (genetics) A type of mutation several nucleotides of a gene within a large... Read More

Deletion mutation

Definition noun, plural: deletion mutations (genetics) A type of mutation wherein one or few nucleotide base pairs are... Read More

Transversion

Definition noun, plural: transversions (genetics) A small-scale mutation characterized by the replacement of a purine by... Read More

Transition

Definition noun, plural: transitions (genetics) A small-scale mutation characterized by the replacement of a purine by... Read More

Insertion (genetics)

In genetics, insertion refers to the type of mutation characterized by the insertion of one or few nucleotide base pairs to... Read More

Gene

A gene is the fundamental, physical, and functional unit of heredity. The genes make up the sequences of DNA (genotypes).... Read More

Nucleotide deletion

Definition noun A deletion of a single nucleotide causing a shift in the reading frame of the codons in the mRNA, thus, may... Read More

Cytosine

Definition noun plural: cytosines cy·to·sine, ˈsaɪtəsiːn (biochemistry) A pyrimidine nucleobase that complementary... Read More

Sympatric speciation

Speciation is a process of evolution through which two different existing populations evolve and a distinct species form. It... Read More

A Look Into Natural Selection and its Mechanisms

Charles Darwin is credited with outlining the fundamentals of evolution. He was a smart and eager pupil and protégé,... Read More